NPUASTS – North Dakota, USA


  • Long-term UAS operational history (Nearly a decade of safe UAS ops in ND)
  • ND Air and Army National Guard: MQ-1 and Raven
  • US Customs and Border Protection: MQ-9
  • Grand Forks Air Force Base is home to the MQ-1, MQ-9, and RQ-4 Global Hawk
  • University of North Dakota UAS Center for Research, Education and Training has a diverse fleet of small UAS


  • Unequaled history, legacy, and culture of aviation safety
  • Uncongested airspace and low population density
  • Diverse climate and open terrain


  • North Dakota has invested over $19 million to advance UAS research and development and is collaborating with organizations statewide to build this emerging industry
  • Favorable business climate supported by Department of Commerce, incentives, and low tax rates



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